A second Republican will be joining the special committee examining the Capitol attack of Jan. 6 — but not one that GOP leaders want.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has tapped Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R), an Illinois centrist and a fierce critic of former President Trump, to sit on the panel, which is set this week to launch a comprehensive look into the causes, players and security failures surrounding the deadly siege.
“He brings great patriotism to the Committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy,” Pelosi said Sunday in a statement.
Kinzinger, in a biting statement accepting the seat, hammered those Trump allies spreading “lies and conspiracy theories” about the election and the Jan. 6 attack, warning that those voices pose an existential threat to the nation’s democratic traditions.
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